(The Musical Beauties)
Who are the Muses?
Calliope: Muse of heroic or epic poetry (often holding a writing tablet).
Clio: Muse of history (often holding a scroll).
Erato: Muse of lyric and love poetry (often playing a lyre).
Euterpe: Muse of music or flutes (often playing flutes).
Melpomene: Muse of tragedy (often holding a tragic mask).
Polymnia: Muse of sacred poetry or of the mimic art (often shown with a pensive look).
Terpsichore: Muse of dancing and choral song (often shown dancing and holding a lyre).
Thalia: Muse of comedy (often holding a comic mask).
- Urania: Muse of astronomy (often holding a globe).
Where do the Muses come from?
- The Muses come from Piera which is the foot of Mount Olympus
- Every four years the Muses celebrate in Thespiae and put on a singing and dancing contest
Other Muses Information
- Other names for Muses include the Greek names of Moisa and Mousa and another name for Muses in Latin is Musa
- They are the Goddesses of Poetry
- The Muses are unmarried but have famous kids like Orpheus
- There are many statues of Muses in Greece and Rome carrying different scrolls
- The Muses are the Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne
- They are wildly known for bringing people joy through music
- The word museum derives from the muses as places of education and knowledge
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